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38 Transformative DIY Living Room Projects

DIY Living Room Ideas You Don't Want to Miss!

By: Rebecca Gonner, Editor,
Updated October 25, 2018
Transformative DIY Living Room Projects

Living rooms are generally the central space in a home, and often the main hangout space for family and guests. With so much time spent in the living room, you’ll want these 38 Transformative Living Room Projects to help you get yours looking its best.

These DIY projects will help with decor and functionality in your home. The living room projects in this collection are diverse in style and skill level; so, whether you are a DIY master or just starting out, you're guaranteed to find a project for you.

Here you’ll find projects to transform furniture pieces, inspiration for how to makeover your lamp, and ideas for how to add to your aesthetic with curtains. With these DIY projects, you can take your caterpillar living room, and transform it into a beautiful butterfly living room! When you’re ready to begin your living space’s transformation, just look to the projects below.

DIY Furniture Ideas

Start with the furniture! Furniture is an essential element to any living room; and, it can truly make or break a space. These DIY furniture projects can help give your living room furniture the update they need. Whether you have some saggy cushions that could use a little perking up, or you’ve got a comfy couch that just needs a makeover, there is a DIY project here that will help transform your furniture. We spend a lot of time in our life sitting, so we’d better be sure we have a good chair project on hand to make the seat worth sitting on.

DIY Coffee Table Ideas

Make it your own! Coffee tables are so nice to have in a living room. They are a convenient spot to place a drink or snack, or display some lovely table decorations. These DIY coffee table ideas will help you make the most of your living room space. Whether you prefer a more rustic feel for your coffee table, or would rather something with a more artistic touch, you can find the coffee table project for your living space in this collection. Coffee tables make great center pieces for any living room decor, so make one for your home by following these DIY tutorials.

DIY Curtains Ideas

These are an essential! Any living room with windows needs curtains, if only to keep the glare off of the television. In addition to serving this crucial function, curtains also add to your living room decor. Depending on your room's aesthetic, you can have long, elegant curtains, or vibrant, fun curtains. In this collection, there are curtain projects for any skill level. Even if you are completely hopeless with a needle and thread, we have a no-sew project you can use in your living room. Also, if you already have curtains but feel they’re too plain, we have a project to help spice them up.

DIY Lamp Ideas

Let there be light! Lighting is an obvious and necessary part of any living space. With these DIY lighting projects, you can transform your living room lamps without breaking the budget. Just one simple project can do so much to improve a home.

Whether you are looking for a makeover for a lamp you already own, or you’d rather run to a thrift shop and upcycle something used, you’ll find a project here that fits your needs. Something as simple as a DIY lampshade project can be enough to make your old lamp seem brand new. Begin your lamp transformation with these wonderful DIY lamp projects.

BONUS: More DIY Projects

Welcome to the bonus section! Here, you’ll find the projects we just couldn’t end this living room ideas list without. Whether you want to take on the task of building your own entertainment system, or you are looking for a simpler project like how to make some cute bookends, these projects are here to guide you through the process. Create a gallery wall of all the photos and artwork you’ve been meaning to put up but never got around to. Fill that empty floor space with a DIY rug that’s personalized to the color scheme of your living room. These DIY projects are just waiting for you to take them on.

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I love this tutorial. It's has some very helpful ideas on lighting and furniture upholstering that I really need. I am definitely saving this for later and sharing it with everyone I know. Thank you.

I'm going to have to say my fave decor are those big entertainment systems that double as bookshelves. As someone who has WAY TOO MANY books to manage, I've always wanted one to not only showcase my obsession but also to store my fave reads.

I will for sure be saving this for the next time I move.


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